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American Pale Wheat Ale

An Americanized version of a Hefe Weizen, these beers range within the pale to golden range in color. Reminiscent of a Hefe Weizen in appearance, unless filtered. Long-lasting head with a light to medium body, higher carbonation is proper. German Weizen flavors and aromas of banana esters and clove-like phenols will not be found. Most use a substantial percentage of wheat malt. Hop character will be low to high but most are moderate in bitterness. There may be some fruitiness from ale fermentation though most examples use of a fairly neutral ale yeast, resulting in a clean fermentation with little to no diacetyl.

Often served with a lemon wedge (popularized by Americans), to either cut the wheat or yeast edge, which many either find to be a flavorful snap ... or an insult and something that damages the beer's taste and head retention.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-7.0%   [ ? ] 

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Style Examples - 751 to 800 (out of 2004) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs > Bros
White IPABrewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square5.803.381-
Watermelon WheatWild Donkey Brewing Co.4.703.421-
Mufloni Mosaic VehnäIPAPanimoravintola Beer Hunter's6.003.281-
Summer Wheat W/Cucumber And MintMenace Brewing4.503.341-
White Water WheatGrand Canyon Brewing Company4.802.411-
Cayuse Wheat AleBarley Mill Brewpub / Barley & Grapes5.003.021-
Wheat AleThe Merchant Ale House Restaurant & Brewpub ? 2.641-
Summer SolaceBucks County Brewery ? 3.881-
Hoppy WheatCoronado Brewing Company5.5041-
Fruit Hog - Grapefruit Wheat AleBrewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square5.003.331-
Honey WheatRailhouse Brewery5.504.21-
Melody Of MoodsGibb's Hundred Brewing Co.5.103.771-
La Luz Summer Session AleNatian Brewery6.204.031-
Lemon Ginger HefeweizenMcCall Brewing Company4.953.531-
HübercrauAgainst The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse ? 2.511-
Cabana Boy WheatFunky Buddha Brewery4.702.241-
KickbackCrooked Current Brewery7.003.491-
Tomato WheatCape May Brewing Company5.503.51-
South Dock WheatYellow Springs Brewery5.203.061-
Sweet Bee Honey’d WheatBrüpond Brewery4.503.321-
Range Life (Calypso)Right Proper Brewing Company5.703.651-
Avstriyskiy Recept BeloeLipetskpivo4.201.531-
Orange Barrel Ale American Wheat AleJW Dover Beer & Wine Makers Supplies / Black Box Brewing Co.5.803.591-
Main Street WheatRoyal Gorge Brewing Co. & Restaurant4.503.971-
Pineapple WheatFunky Buddha Brewery ? 4.221-
Wild Pony WheatHuebert Brewing Company4.303.131-
Honey WheatZwanzigZ ? 3.761-
Honey WheatBrewbakers Brewing4.903.351-
Calypso Wheat AleRelic Brewing Co5.502.991-
Summer WheatMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery5.303.521-
Washington Park WheatO'Griff's Irish Pub & Brewhouse5.803.461-
SunseekerFordham Brewing Company5.003.51-
Wallace WheatCornerstone Brewing Company5.203.51-
Mandarina Wheat (Sandbox Series)Stoneface Brewing Co.5.004.061-
SurajaleKamala Brewing / Whip In ? 41-
Rivet RyeCinder Block Brewery4.703.81-
Tequila Mockingbird612 Brew4.502.541-
Oh Be JoyfulHarmony Brewing Company ? 2.981-
Naked TruthTexas Ale Project6.002.251-
Wheat BeerAngel City Brewery4.603.591-
Agave WheatUncle Billy's Brew & Que4.603.531-
Jacob's WheatGoose Island Beer Co.5.003.111-
A Street WheatIsland Hoppin' Brewery6.203.211-
Hopwit De SessionLa Memphré Microbrasserie3.803.171-
Lemondrop WheatComrade Brewing Company5.604.141-
Reno's Gaucho WheatFigueroa Mountain Brewing Co.6.203.731-
WIPA (White IPA)Deschutes Brewery6.103.851-
Triticum LupulusOdd Side Ales5.003.581-
CaliwheatSLO Brewing Co.4.503.081-
Flatland WheatWooden Legs Brewing Company ? 2.971-
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